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just saw this edit... what happens to the OS partition on that drive then?
It stays on the old drive, think of it as copying the entire partition to a different drive EXACTLY as it is. This is why you can boot from it and has all the same registry entries etc.

After cloning the partition to the SSD you could boot either from the SSD or the mechanical drive
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After all the work you've done I'd hate to throw it all away but if you redo it I'd recommend about a 60-100 Gb Os partition depending on how many programs/games you plan on installing.

I personally like having 2 partitions on 1 drive, when I do a fresh OS install I dont have to back up 800Gb of movies onto another drive. I've reinstalled my Os about 3 times between Win7Beta/Win7RC/Win7Pro and it helps me get the job done faster.
This is why I am confused lol... instead of 2 partitions for one drive for os/programs/games and then data I have a separate drive for data. Right now the partitioned drive will have NO data on it just OS/programs/games. I think my real question is if I leave it how it is and just install programs on to the second partition (659 GB) instead of in program files will this have any affect on performance? If yes I will just redo this and have the OS and programs/games on one hard drive and data on the second drive... if no I'll just leave it how it is and install programs onto the second bigger partition for now.
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No I'd leave it how it is, there really is no real world performance difference between installing on one partition or another on the same drive
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I don't see anything wrong with that lol... maybe b/c I have it set up the same way ! lolol...

Windows, the pagefile, drivers and small apps on C: ... games and demanding apps and back up go on D:.

edit..

My experience is that some/many apps do benefit from running on a different partition. Photoshop recommends its as soon as you run it for the first time. lmao
Edited by Magikherbs - 2/16/11 at 11:03pm
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I don't see anything wrong with that lol... maybe b/c I have it set up the same way ! lolol...

Windows, the pagefile, drivers and small apps on C: ... games and demanding apps and back up go on D:.
haha alright I guess I'll just leave it for now!!!
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by the way why do people not put their games on the data drive with their movies etc?
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lol I do all the time, but some people have a larger, slower drive for movies and such because they are not as performance demanding as games are.
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